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KEIM mineral paints — a Bavarian invention by the scientist Adolf Wilhelm Keim — are liquid silicate paints that becomes a part of the surface to which it is applied and binds the color pigment into it as well.

KEIM became the leading manufacturer of mineral paints providing only the highest quality, research-based paints with application characteristics prized by painters, and long lasting durability demanded by owners.
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CREC Discovery Academy
The building underwent extensive remediation and deconstruction to ready it for additions and renovations. The 1960's area brick facade was in good condition with minimal spalling and hair-line cracks however its appearance and yellow color did not fit the scheme of the modern building it would be.

Products to be used for the renovation were required to be long-lasting, durable and sustainable and offer long-term economy. Also the designers did not want the brick to look old or covered by a thick paint layer, but hoped for a more uniform appearance across multiple types of surfaces.

Royalan Extreme Weather Mineral Silicate Finish was chosen for its weather resistant durability and long-term and economic life cycle, the fact that it will never blister or peel from the surface and that the color will not fade, even on southern and western exposures.

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Jupiter Lighthouse
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is located in Jupiter, Florida, on the north side of the Jupiter Inlet. The site for the lighthouse was chosen in 1853. It is located between Cape Canaveral Light and Hillsboro Inlet Light.

Extreme humidity and harsh weather combine for a very challenging environment for any paint finish.

Damage from the elements and degradation of the original brick facade led to the first application of Keim mineral paint in 1910, to its current red color. It was repainted during an extensive restoration in 1999. In 2004, damaging winds from Hurricane Jeanne literally sandblasted much of the paint from the upper portion of the tower and it was repainted using Keim Royalan Extreme Weather Mineral Silicate finish for decades of protection and color-fast beauty.

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Make Plans to Join Us in Miami for APT International - November 19-23, 2019
Come visit KEIM at this year's APT International Conference in Miami, FL. Join fellow preservationists, architects, conservators, and peers in relevant discussions, sessions and events that will delve into the most pressing issues affecting 21st century preservation and conservation. We hope to see you there! Conference registration is now open. READ MORE


  Architect Rafael Vinoly Designs a New Cipriani Hotel in Uruguay
Architectural Digest
Since the 1950s, Latin America's jet-set crowd has flocked to Uruguay's Maldonado coast for warm-weather getaways. Earning the moniker "the Hamptons of South America" is one such beachside resort town, Punta del Este, where pristine sands, a robust nightlife, and a laid-back attitude have long enticed vacationers. READ MORE

  Foster + Partners Designs Modular Stations for Saudi Arabia's High-Speed Railway
Foster + Partners built the stations using a modular approach, with consistent design elements throughout the four stations. The steel columns and arches form freestanding structural trees that are repeated on a square grid and connect to form a flexible vaulted roof - a gesture that references the colonnades found in much of the region's traditional architecture. The vaults in each station are of a different color, responding to the identity of the different cities.READ MORE

  Hey5 Design Floating Addition to Finland's National Museum
Arch Daily
Hey5 has unveiled its design for the National Museum of Finland, an entry for a recent international design competition. The scheme is titled "Suppa," inspired by the typical Finnish landform where a hollow is created by the melting of buried blocks of glacial ice. The ambition behind the proposal was to create a bold object containing a flexible organizational system to host the museum's demanding international exhibitions.READ MORE

  Oppenheim Architecture's Sinuous Concrete Golf Clubhouse Mimics Jordan's Desertscape
A dune-like concrete shell encases the Ayla Clubhouse in Aqaba, which Oppenheim Architecture has designed to blend in with the surrounding desert in Jordan. The building forms the heart of Ayla Oasis - a 17 square mile leisure centre under development in the city, for which Oppenheim Architecture has also designed a golfing academy.READ MORE

  Inside Olympic House, the Olympics's Exceptional New HQ That Seamlessly Blends Into the Environment
Architectural Digest
For an international organization that links countries and cultures around the world through sport, it only makes sense that the International Olympic Committee's headquarters should all be under the same roof. On June 23, 2019, Olympic Day, the IOC will celebrate its 125th anniversary, and to commemorate the milestone, will inaugurate its new headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. Designed by Copenhagen-based 3XN Architects with the five Olympic principles in mind-movement, transparency, flexibility, sustainability, and collaboration-the new headquarters, appropriately named Olympic House, is a stunning, state-of-the-art example of sustainable design.READ MORE

  Six Interlocking Concrete Blocks from Living Art Pavilion in Shenzhen
Mozhao Architects has added a furniture shop and tea house to a technology park in Shenzhen, in a series of six concrete blocks. Living Art Pavilion was commissioned as part of an effort to increase the cultural offering and public outdoor spaces in the Quanzhi Technology innovation park in Shajing.READ MORE

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